May 12, 2016

Muscle to Screen at Greenwich International Film Festival



Muscle starring Fiona Graham, Marc MenchacaReiko Aylesworth is set for its second festival screening at the prestigious Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF).

Directed by the very talented Heidi Miami Marshall, working from my screenplay, it's a joy to see the film going from strength-to-strength, following its premiere at Buffalo Niagara Film Festival last month.

The festival runs from June 9 - June 12, and Muscle is playing as part of the Narrative Shorts. Be sure to follow Muscle on Twitter and Facebook, as well as GIFF for all the latest details.


April 27, 2016

Announcing: Wire Lines




I'm very excited to announce Wire Lines, directed by the exceptionally talented Josh Hawkins, who also stars.

Working from a story I wrote, Hawkins delivers a nuanced performance as Jay, a man who in one single day, has his whole future reconsidered.

Rounding out the cast are the excellent Lara Goldie, Yanis Carreto, Paul Emile and Fiona Graham.

The nine minute film is set for its festival debut in early 2017.



April 09, 2016

MUSCLE TO PREMIERE AT BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL 2016




Muscle, starring Fiona Graham, Marc Menchaca & Reiko Aylesworth is set for its world premiere as part of the esteemed Buffalo Niagara Film Festival on April 15th, 2016.

The 14 minute short follows Amanda as she cares for her husband Craig, steadily declining after a long illness. But as her time with him becomes evermore muted, Amanda is reminded that some secrets can't be contained.

Executive produced by Frank Oz and directed by Heidi Miami Marshall working from a screenplay I wrote, I'm excited to see the film making it's grand debut. There are other festival screenings lined up for later in the year, but if you're in the Buffalo Niagara area, be sure to check out the film.


February 17, 2016

Out Of My Mind (Video & stills)



A while back, I shot a music video for my good friend and regular collaborator Gillian Leigh Visco, aka Shadow Monster.  I think you'll agree, she did a great job.



During the shoot, I was lucky enough to get some stills with Gill and a few of the featured artists. It was a lot of fun, and I thought it'd be good to share them.







































October 19, 2015

Announcing: Etymology




Kerri Lynn Miller as Catherine & Delphina Belle as Millie
This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to work alongside the exceptional Kerri Lynn Miller (The Four Letter Word, Blue Bloods)and Delphina Belle (Blacklist, Fading Gigolo) on Etymology for director, Maria McIndoo.

It's the story of a mother preparing her daughter for a spelling bee, all while trying to handle her own personal challenges.

Producing alongside Miller from a screenplay I'd written, we were joined by some incredibly talented people both in front of and behind the camera.

We'll be working on the film over the coming months and look bringing it to festivals in 2016.





August 18, 2015

Noise - Written & Directed by Maximilian Williamson




Noise
 is the new film from writer & director Maximillian Williamson, produced by my partners on Muscle, Johnny Sanchez and Fiona Graham (who also both appear).

The story follows Ryan (Michael Rogers), caught in a stasis, then shifting through an existential crisis. I've seen both the screenplay and a handful of early stills, and even the word 'stunning' still falls short in its description. This is going to be one of those movies that - through their boldness - almost defy description.

Also returning to the set are cinematographer, Jeff Melanson and sound recordists, Emmanuel Germond, casting director, Tiffany Little Canfield (of Telsey + Company), among many others. If anything, I was sorry to miss this gig. However, just seeing what these guys have produced makes me excited for the next one.

June 17, 2015

Announcing: Muscle



Fiona Graham as Amanda

Last year, I had an opportunity to create something for one of my favorite actors, Fiona Graham.

Anyone who has seen Jackrabbit or Elsewhere, NY  instantly understands just why I enjoy working with Fiona, and when she asked if I could write something for her and the director, Heidi Miami Marshall, I jumped at the chance.

Muscle is the story of Amanda (played by Fiona), a woman who discovers her husband has a terminal disease must choose whether to stay with him or go.

Whilst writing a film is the easy part, making it happen is something else entirely, and over the past year or so, that’s just what we’ve been doing.

Working alongside producer Johnny Sanchez, Fiona, Heidi and I have been busy preparing the film, working hard to bring in the very best talent on both sides of the lens. And so it was, just a couple of weeks ago, we headed to upstate New York to shoot the short film.

Joining Fiona onscreen are Marc Menchaca (Homeland, This Is Where We Live) as her husband Craig, and Reiko Aylesworth (24, Lost, Revolution, Damages, Alien vs Predator: Requiem).